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  • And as the plane crashed down he thought, "well isn't this nice"...
  • Sorry. It would have been ironic had they taken a bus because they missed their plane and died in a bus crash.
  • That must've been a jagged little pill to swallow...
  • Our University had a PA-28 go down right after takeoff because the fuel selector was not in the detent. Previous to that incident, it was a before takeoff checklist item to switch fuel tanks, but if I remember correctly, it's been moved or deleted. Problem is, yeah you can switch the tanks, but at idle speed there is enough fuel still left in the system to run until you're barreling down the runway a few seconds later. Then dreadful silence.

    In our school's case, they were lucky enough to land it on the highway that runs perpendicular to the departure end. Only damage was the wingtip light and the back window of a Subaru.
  • Shadow Blasko: Not Ironic.


    It would have been ironic if the accident was caused by the air safety conference, right?? Like if the conference were being held in another aircraft and then they flew in to the other aircraft carrying the pilots in the other aircraft to the conference that is being held in the other aircraft that then accidentally flew in to the aircraft that ended up crashing that was carrying the 3 pilots to the conference that was about air safety and then.....
    /amidoinitright?
  • Kind of like the guy that died after crashing his motorcycle, while protesting against a law requiring riders to wear helmets. 
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  • Charlie Freak: Our University had a PA-28 go down right after takeoff because the fuel selector was not in the detent. Previous to that incident, it was a before takeoff checklist item to switch fuel tanks, but if I remember correctly, it's been moved or deleted. Problem is, yeah you can switch the tanks, but at idle speed there is enough fuel still left in the system to run until you're barreling down the runway a few seconds later. Then dreadful silence.

    In our school's case, they were lucky enough to land it on the highway that runs perpendicular to the departure end. Only damage was the wingtip light and the back window of a Subaru.


    I've had instructors that suggesting switching tanks as part of the run-up checklist and others that cite problems just like this as a reason to stick with the tank that's proven to be working. Still, you would think that switching during run-up would use more fuel than just what's in the line but I no longer switch tanks on aircraft with fuel pumps prior to take off.
  • Died in a crash to make a trip that would have been quicker in a car than your preflight checklist.

    Yeah, that might be ironic.

    /This is also why you can't have a flying car.
  • Not ironic. The existence of an air safety conference directly implies that flying is unsafe. If anything, given their knowledge of this, their choice to fly was irrational.
  • Ironically, I was hoping to get in before all the d-bag irony police arrived....
  • Mytch: Not ironic. The existence of an air safety conference directly implies that flying is unsafe. If anything, given their knowledge of this, their choice to fly was irrational.


    But Fark doesn't have an Irrational tag.
  • The witness, a Jackson police officer, saw the plane sputtering like it was out of fuel, he would later tell the plane's owner - a budding pilot whose own life was spared when he decided to go deer hunting instead of flying.

    *twitch*
  • The plane was overloaded with 10,000 spoons.
  • wildcardjack: Died in a crash to make a trip that would have been quicker in a car than your preflight checklist.

    Yeah, that might be ironic.


    That's what struck me, too. Back two cars out of the same driveway at the same time, one heads directly to the next town over while the other heads to the airport. Dollars to donuts that the car-goer will be over 1/2 way to the destination before the flyer has even gotten the plane out of the hangar.
  • Rufus Lee King: Lost_at_sea: Ironically, I was hoping to get in before all the d-bag irony police arrived....

    I never did get this, exactly. Do you farkers arguing about correct use of the word "ironic" every time the tag appears think it makes you appear intellectual, or "cutting edge"?

    News flash: It doesn't. It only makes you appear like that grubby guy downtown, standing on the street corner masturbating and shouting gibberish at passersby. Just thought someone should let you know.


    I am NOT grubby.
  • Nil Tu Aris: I've had instructors that suggesting switching tanks as part of the run-up checklist and others that cite problems just like this as a reason to stick with the tank that's proven to be working. Still, you would think that switching during run-up would use more fuel than just what's in the line but I no longer switch tanks on aircraft with fuel pumps prior to take off.


    Lucky for me all the aircraft I primarily fly now are high wing (172, 182). No need to deal with the pesky fuel selector valve except when refueling :D
  • I will allow that, subby. It's at least somewhat ironic.
  • As an English major, I can tell you this is, in fact, ironic.
  • Can we at least agree it be more ironic if he had just finished the conference?
  • WinoRhino: As an English major, I can tell you this is, in fact, ironic.


    As the child of two English majors (My mother being fluent in Spanish, English, and French), I agree with this statement.
  • The fact the pilots were heading to a conference on air safety when their plane crashed is just an unlikely farking coincidence of two unrelated events, not irony.

    However, if you lend your airplane to three well-trained pilots who are heading to a conference on air safety you expect your airplane to be in safe hands. You think your plane is safer up there than parking in a hangar... But at the end this way of thinking turns out to be the direct cause that you loose your airplane, and that, in fact, is ironic.
  • Rufus Lee King: Lost_at_sea: Ironically, I was hoping to get in before all the d-bag irony police arrived....

    I never did get this, exactly. Do you farkers arguing about correct use of the word "ironic" every time the tag appears think it makes you appear intellectual, or "cutting edge"?

    News flash: It doesn't. It only makes you appear like that grubby guy downtown, standing on the street corner masturbating and shouting gibberish at passersby. Just thought someone should let you know.


    Ironically, his roof is quite waterproof.

    /(check the screen name)
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